Seed of Mischief Author:Willa Gibbs In her second historical romance Miss Gibbs takes us to the turbulent days when France was torn by violence and revolution. Napoleon was merely a hired artilleryman when this strange intrigue was plotted. And the young Dauphin, only royal survivor of the the thirsty guillotine, was a captive, being carefully and systematically corrupted by lew... more »d practices. To provide themselves with a king to enthrone, Royalists stole the Dauphin away, and persuaded young, aristocratic Jeanne de France to conceive a child by him.
It is the tragic, dedicated figure of Jeanne - almost a child herself in the midst of the dark and swirling mobs of revolution - that dominates the story. Out of the dungeons and tumbrils of France's bloodiest time comes her tale, giving you an intimate view of a little known segment of history.« less